Sunday, 15 March 2020

Swanage RNLI launch Soapbox Race in Lifeboat Week 2020!

The Swanage RNLI Soapbox Race is a fun event for teams to build and race their own push along racing cart. The race will be held on Saturday 15 August 2020 on The Downs in Swanage just above Broad Road car park.

Event creator and lifeboat crew member Matt Steeden said: 'Each team will be allocated three runs, each time trying to secure a better time. The course follows a route across the Swanage Downs. At the widest part of the course, the driver will have the option of taking either a short chicane or a jump to test their skills!

We are encouraging entrants to theme their Soapbox and the best themed entry will win a prize.'

The event is limited to a maximum of 40 entrants. There is a junior category (driver is 12yrs to 17yrs on the date of the race) and an adult category (driver is 18yrs and over on the date of the race). Full entry details, including design regulations are available on our website -

The entry fee is £25 per team, with a £10 non-refundable deposit on registration.

Don't forget, you need time to build your Soapbox, so enter as soon as possible to guarantee your entry for 2020!

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

5K Fun run race results

Here are the main results from this year's 5K "Lighthouse loop" fun run
The full results list can be downloaded from [ HERE ]

Thank you to all who took part and to Durlston Country Park for letting us use their park for part of the course.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Lifeboat week 2019 is done, thank you to all that attended, supported, sponsored or volunteered at our events.

Lifeboat week 2019 came to a close yesterday with our final event, the lifeboat service led by our Chaplain Tony Higgins.

A big thank you to everyone who came along to one of our events, we hope that you enjoyed the week as much as we did. The weather was a bit tricky at times and we were sad to cancel the live music on Friday night but it was the right decision in the end. A big thank you to all our volunteer crew & fundraisers for all their hard work and late nights. A big thank you to their families too who won't have seen much of them over the last few days.

Lifeboat week 2020 looks like it will be 7-16 August but we'll confirm that in a few weeks.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Open day at the lifeboat station today. Come along to Peveril Point from 11am to 4pm

Attractions will include:

Lifeboat launches
Lifeboat demonstrations
Kid's games
Lifeboat tours
Lifeguard demonstrations
Safety advice & demonstrations

All of the above are subject to operational requirements and are subject to change on the day.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Busy day today! Festival & Fair at PAG (by the pier), build-a-boat comp, live music, bar and BBQ. Come and join us!

Today is one of the highlights for us in lifeboat week. It's a busy day with lots going on but that's how we like it.

We have the Lifeboat Festival and Fair at Prince Albert Gardens from 11am to 4pm. In the middle of that we have the build-a-boat competition running from 12pm to 4pm. Our bar and BBQ will be open from 12pm to keep people fed and watered. There will be stalls, kid's games, scalextric, raffle, cake stall and much more.

Live music 2pm to 4pm with Ratrace ska band.

4.30pm - Build-a-boat race at The Stone Quay

Live music 7pm to 9pm - Raspberry Jam
Live music 9pm to 11pm - The Reptiles

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, 16 August 2019

Ratrace ska band will now be playing for us tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm to 4pm in Prince Albert Gdns by the pier

We were looking forward to seeing Ratrace play on Friday 16th August but we had to cancel due to the awful weather forecast. They have very kindly offered to play from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 17th August instead though.

Our bar and BBQ will be open so come along and enjoy Dorset's premier 9 piece ska band.

Street collection day in Swanage town centre today - 9am to 1pm

Our fundraising volunteers will be out in Swanage town centre with their collection boxes this morning. Please spare a thought for them out in the blustery weather and put some change in their boxes. Thank you.